"The photographer was our first wedding decision, even before the venue, as we knew it was the biggest and most important one. We checked out a few photographers on Instagram and were immediately drawn to WeAreOrigami – their photos are natural, light and have a beautiful pastel quality.
Of course, it’s important to also get along with your photographer as they will be there every minute of the most important day of your life! So we met up with David and immediately it was clear that he would be the ideal person to capture our big day. He was warm and approachable, he listened attentively to what we were looking for, and we built rapport immediately. He also gave us some extra tips and pointers for the wedding and we ended up going with his suggested florist who was also superb!
On the day itself, David and Khoa created a fun and relaxed atmosphere and made everyone (including the bridal party, family) feel very comfortable. It was a lot of fun to shoot the photos and that made for better photos. They were also very professional and led us through every step; little details like telling us where to angle our bodies or put our hands can make all the difference to the final photo.
Most impressively though, they also managed to perfectly capture those special moments when no one’s looking at the camera: moments of quiet reflection as well spontaneous bouts of laughter. These are the photos where you can really relive the feeling of the day.
In the end, the photos we received were beyond our wildest expectations - they were absolutely gorgeous and timeless and will provide the perfect lasting memory of our wedding. We recommend 100% to everyone, thank you so much David and Khoa!"
"Choosing We are Origami was one of the best decisions we made with our wedding. We were initially drawn to We are Origami by the beautiful photographs on their Instagram page.
From the very first contact via email, David was professional, attentive, and extremely responsive. And that's what he was in real life - as well as being very friendly, easy going and passionate about his work. We were so relieved that we had found a photographer who we felt at ease with, and one with could trust with our wedding photos!
David went above and beyond with every step of the wedding planning process - from sending emails with vendor recommendations, suggestions for location shoots, and being very responsive to questions that we had.
Our engagement photo session was really fun and enjoyable - not at all awkward like we though it would be. David made us feel very relaxed and at ease and guided us throughout our time together.
On the wedding day itself, David and Kwa were professional, calm, patient and efficient. They worked together with our videographer to ensure every special moment was captured. It really felt like we were hanging out with friends, which really took away alot of the stress of the day !
We received our photos a month after our wedding, and they were better than we could have imagined. They really captured all the emotions and moments, big and small. We are forever grateful for the amazing work they put into these photos that we will treasure for years to come.
We are so happy that we chose We are Origami and we highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer to capture their special day! You will not regret it!"
"I can't recommend David and the We are Origami team enough! :)
We absolutely loved them being part of our wedding! Apart from the photos (which are amazing), David was super accomodating from the get go, flexible with locations and times and was happy to take direction from us or give some suggestions if we were stuck for ideas.
One thing you need to be able to do on your wedding day is to trust all your vendors have it covered and we did not have to worry one bit with David and Kuah! They arrived early, knew exactly what they were doing, magically appeared at location shoot venues before us even though we left at the same time and were positive and upbeat the entire day! We had such a good time and loved the engagement shoot and "posing training" which meant that we knew what to do on the wedding day to get the best shots. We're getting so many compliments from our family and friends on the photos and it will be a super hard job to pick which ones to frame!
Thanks to David and team for capturing such beautiful images of our wedding day :)"
"We Are Origami will spend the time to understand your needs, build rapport and trust, meet your expectations and go above and beyond.
As you do for a wedding, we searched around and found that their samples of previous weddings (Instagram) fitted our brief. This was our first experience with a photographer, but David and his team (Koala) will gently ease and guide your through the process and teach you how to pose to get the look in the photos that you’re after. With their kind support, it quickly becomes as comfortable and natural as can be (eg learning how to actually walk for photos). We have no prior experience.
They a meticulous with detail and always had our best interest at heart. For instance David would bring a bug spray to our engagement shot in the gardens and attend their ahead to scope out the place so to not impeded on your time.
If you’re still reading this then take my word for it and put your trust in them."
"Out of all my vendors, David hands down was the most attentive, patient and responsive vendor throughout the entire wedding process, from start to end and afters. I won’t dwell so much on his amazing technique and experience during the engagement session and wedding day, as there are so many reviews underlining the same. But for me, reflecting back on it all it was really the start and afters that made the difference for me.
From the start, when we engaged David for a sit down chat for the first time, my then fiancé threw David a several hard hypothetical “what if” questions, the whole thing played out like a stern interview! My husband was really trying to test how David will manage these difficult situations if they present themselves on the wedding day, but regardless, I can’t help but feel nervous for David being put on the spot. But David steered his way through it, addressing each of our questions so naturally and with assurance. He was so knowledgeable in his craft far from just camera techniques. He impressed us in his knowhow in people management, wedding coordination and more.
After the wedding, it’s common for some vendor to lose the enthusiasm in the client experience as the bulk of their work finished on the wedding day but David was consistent in his passion. That came through in his continued communication post the wedding, prompt responses to queries and most importantly, in the album making process. I am rather specific in the design of the album, down to the small detail; to deal with a picky bride like me it takes a lot of patience and big mindedness. I never once experienced a down moment with David over the countless back and forth we had during album design, nothing but enthusiasm and positive energy. From this, I can tell he’s really cares about each and every individual customer experience, that you’re not just another bride from the masses. He made sure we got exactly what we envisioned. 5 out of 5 stars from us.
Thanks for your support throughout the entire process, in 50 years when we look back on these photos, we will continue to look so good as if it was yesterday and we will have you to thank! :D"
"When it came time to research for our wedding, we instantly fell in love with David's style of photography and when we had our first meeting, we knew that we had found our photographer.
Not only was David genuinely nice, he was also full of knowledge, extremely patient and someone we instantly connected with. We were moving to London so we were looking for someone that was responsive to all our e-mails but could also put us at ease. David helped us by suggesting a list of vendors and we trusted David's suggestions and that was how we found our amazing florist!
David was so professional and became a friend to us so we we flew back before the wedding and had one last meeting before the wedding, we knew he had everything covered on the day so it was one last thing off our plate. We had David for both our tea ceremony and wedding day across 2 days and both days he was punctual and instantly took charge once I showed him where all the accessories/dress etc were and he went off to work his magic.
On our wedding day, David and his assistant worked hard through the rain and always made sure Alan and I were comfortable and worry free. His artistic eye allowed him to scout opportunities even when he was meant to be taking a break, and that was how our favourite photo came about (he saw mist and instantly knew we had to pause our mains to seize the opportunity!).
Thank you again David for being a friend on the day and making us laugh so we didn't feel awkward during all those corny posing photos. We also received sneak peek photos after about 2 days which was a lovely way for us to enjoy it together with our family before we flew back.
Thank you David for the most effortless communication and for never allowing us to stress. Definitely catch up once we're back in Sydney!!!"
"Where to even begin..?! We found out about We Are Origami through my sister who was a bridesmaid at her friend's wedding, who had David and Khoa as their photographers. We heard nothing but great things about them, particularly about how easy going they both were and how they had a talent to draw out natural laughter from people.
Our biggest fear was feeling and looking really awkward in photos, because we were that type of people - awkward and not particularly photogenic people! After checking out We Are Origami's portfolio on their website, we just knew that there was a chance we'd be able to look good, haha! Our trust in David paid off, and our photos turned out amazing!
What we liked most about David was his ability to make us feel at ease. Even thinking about being infront of the camera was daunting enough, but David kept chatting to us and making us laugh all the time. Constant feedback at how we were doing and guidance/suggestions to change things up a bit during our bridal party photos and couple portraits were really helpful for us. We never felt like we had to pose for a long time for David to take shots, and because of that, time also flew by so quickly.
I would definitely recommend We Are Origami. If you want a cool, funny, attentive, experienced, kind and trustworthy photographer who has the skills and talent to produce great quality, elegant and natural photos, then David is your guy! :)
Thank you super duper much! <3"
"For us, it was so important to find a photographer who we would connect with. This is particularly so as we were organising our wedding from overseas and so we needed someone who, in addition to being amazing photographer, is someone we can trust. Dave is that photographer. From the beginning, he has been attentive, patient with all our questions and provided us with advice and suggestions for vendors.
On the day, despite the standard newlywed jitters and frantic rush of the morning, Dave was calm and reassuring. Despite the 40C Sydney summer heat, Dave's energy, passion and easy going nature allowed us to relax and enjoy our special day.
Dave's experience and passion for photography is unbeatable. A prime example was during the location shots, when Dave subtly grabbed us before the reception for some amazing shots by the water just in time to capture the beautiful sunset. Those were our favourite location photos.
During the wedding ceremony and reception, Dave and his second photographer worked seamlessly together as a team. They were not intrusive and fit in with our guests, to capture the natural fun and excitement of the day.
Dave is not just a photographer, but was the engaging friend who tied the bits and pieces of our wedding together, from start to finish. Him and his team liaised and worked together with our other vendors to ensure that everything went seamlessly and smoothly.
One of our close friends have since also engaged Dave for their engagement and wedding photos. We have and will continue to recommend Dave and his team to our friends, family and anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
Thank you, We Are Origami!"
"Wow! It’s impossible to find the words to describe just how amazing David is. Choosing a photographer was probably the most difficult task, considering that we’re photographers ourselves. Although there are many in the market, we didn’t connect with their work as much as we did with David’s.
Upon the first encounter, David was so kind, attentive and easy to get along with. We knew there was no one like him, and we could tell he would do everything to dedicate his time, efforts and energy into making sure that our day was perfect. We booked him right after our first meeting and knew it was a decision we wouldn’t regret.
Our engagement shoot was executed perfectly, and the images looked beautiful. David made the whole process so fun and relaxing, and it didn’t even feel like a shoot but rather a day out hanging with a friend. It got us so excited to see the amazing images he would produce for us on our big day.
In the lead up to the wedding, David devoted so much time into scouting the locations, suggesting vendors, helping with the run sheet and gave us plenty of suggestions and advice for the day. We can’t thank him enough for being so organized and prepared. He liaised with our other vendors to make sure the day would be seamless. David and Khoa helped to relieve any stresses or worries we had on the day and shot the most perfect, beautifully candid images that we will cherish for years to come.
We can’t thank you enough."
"You only need to take one look at David's instagram page to see how talented he is and how beautiful his photos are. But what you can't see until you have him as your photographer is his ability to make you smile and laugh as naturally as you would with your closest friends. We had so much fun on our wedding day during the portrait shoots, that time just flew, and we never felt like we had to pose for the camera. He has such an ability to capture the candid moments, that as we look through our weeding photos, it really feels like we're reliving the day, seeing all our family and friends enjoying themselves as much as we did.
Beyond the beautiful photos, it was also David's attention to detail and thoughtfulness that make us highly recommend him. From the preparations leading up to the wedding, to the proactive communications following the wedding, and the little extra touches that he puts in to the final package, there was a consistently high level of care that shows through in his work.
We highly recommend We Are Origami. Thank you David for the beautiful photos of the best day of our lives, that we'll treasure for a lifetime!"